Jekyll vs. Wordpress
I have been using wordpress to host my website for more than 5 years, its a great platform. I like it because it comes with lots of nice themes, a good number of plugins, is open source and I can freely edit and modify how my site looks.
However, I just switched to Jekyll recently which is a static site generator. It doesn't come with a huge array of features like Wordpress but quite the opposite, its simple.
The learning curve for jekyll is higher then wordpress but its easier to use my own theme written from scratch, I don't have to use a database, its easier to write posts using a text editor. With my new little website in place, I feel like I am going to write more often. :)
Here are some tips on using Jekyll